The Crow County Board's recent action to reduce the width of a segment of Riverside Drive was one of those tough decisions public officials often dread.
They had to balance safety concerns pointed out by the county engineer with aesthetic concerns pointed by area residents.
The county board motion passed by a one-vote margin after much consternation over the issue. Many people disagreed with plans for wider roads which the county had been considering. They voiced their opinions at public meetings and commissioners modified their views and came up with a compromise. This is how the system is supposed to work.
As is the case with most compromises, it's likely that no one is completely happy with the outcome or completely dissatisfied. That's usually the sign that it was a pretty good compromise.
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